… Pronouns Go Political. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
Language is a set of conventions. To get bent out of shape over certain conventions because they offend your ideology seems indicative of a certain dimwittedness. If you have something you think is important to say, spit it out. Don't get hung up on conventions.
In the meantime, check out this: Das Mädchen: Why the Word 'Girl' Is Gender Neutral.